BIOLĀ 0016Q. Ecology of Mid-Western North America

Units: 2
Hours: 54 (27 lecture, 27 laboratory)
Field introduction to ecology of the major biomes, communities and life zones of the Midwestern and Western regions of the United States, emphasizing plains grasslands, montane forests, desert badlands, alpine zones, and aquatic habitats. Each ecological area explored as to its climate, common plants and animals, range, distribution, relationships, geology, historical changes, paleoecology and other environmental factors. Fossil and other evidence of past environments compared to present communities. Hiking may be necessary. Camping, entrance and transportation fees may be required. (CSU)